@forget it i quit what a nice way to think about it!
@ceereelyo Any tips from when you worked in retail? Sounds like you have some great experience.
@Cerasi very true! I find happy hours awkward too, and still difficult to get to deeper connections.
This is a wonderful story, and helping your parents (or really, anyone you love) is a great way to spend money. That said, it cuts both ways. I've recently realized that I won't make as much (in spending power) as my parents (http://smallanswers.us/on-money-and-happiness-are-you-making-enough/).
@Lily Rowan I agree! I spoke with a recent grad about it and it really stunned them that they should think about their day-to-day tasks, but it's so important.
@forget it i quit thanks for catching that!
@Vib G Yor Good question! We will try to answer this in a future post. Do you want to share more about your situation so we can see if we can help? Feel free to email at the link above
@polka dots vs stripes Good clarification! Certainly, the more specific you can be in giving feedback, the better. That said, the solutions should be a discussion rather than dictated
I was motivated by the This American Life story and called my phone company. I asked for a lower monthly plan and they immediately gave me more minutes (unlimited!) for less per month. It was a better deal than they advertised online. Bolstered by this, I tried my internet company, but they wouldn't budge.
Depending on what your job entails, you could also offer that you can set an end date further into the future and work remotely if need be to transfer your work to someone else. I think exactly two weeks notice is less important than making sure you have a comfortable transition that leaves them with enough support.